Vacant Marysville City Council seat filled

MARYSVILLE — The City Council unanimously selected civil service commissioner Kamille Norton last week to fill a vacancy on the council.

Norton, 35, was one of nine candidates interviewed for the position to replace long-time Councilwoman Carmen Rasmussen, who resigned in December.

“I’m a mom of four young children,” Norton said. “I care about what type of town I’m raising them in. I want them to have a hometown that’s safe and clean and thriving and welcoming.”

The council interviewed the candidates at a meeting last Monday, asking them about their experiences and what they could bring to the council. The questions ranged from how they would promote economic development to how they approach decision-making. Each candidate was allowed a closing statement on why they were interested in serving.

Council members nominated four candidates — Norton, Scott Allen, Roger Hoen and Iris Lilly. The council then voted for the final candidate. Norton received the most with five votes; Allen received one vote.

She was immediately sworn into the position by Mayor Jon Nehring.

Council members earn $750 per month and $50 per meeting, up to a maximum of 10 meetings per month.

Norton, who has lived in Marysville for nearly 12 years, is a stay-at-home mom who has a bachelor’s degree in business management from the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University.

Her prior experience includes serving as a committee chair for Allen Creek Elementary PTSA, director and founder of Marysville Select Girls Basketball; and activities coordinator with her church. She has served both on the civil service commission and the city’s salary commission since 2007.

Norton will need to run for office in November 2013 to retain the seat. If she wins, she’ll fill the remainder of the four-year term, which ends on Dec. 31, 2015.

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